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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FTEA]

Urticaceae, I. Friis University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Small trees or shrubs, sometimes woody-based herbaceous perennials, monoecious or dioecious, usually ± pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or opposite, equal- or unequal-sided, dentate, sometimes lobed; stipules free, lateral or ± connate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences cymose or racemose, with nearly always unisexual clusters of flowers, sessile along the axes of the inflorescence, bracts small, deciduous
sex Male
Male flowers (3–)4(–5)-merous; rudimentary ovary present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with tubular perianth, often contracted at apex, with 2–4 teeth, enclosing the ovary, of which only the filiform, persistent stigma protrudes Male flowers (3–)4(–5)-merous; rudimentary ovary present
sex Female
Female flowers with tubular perianth, often contracted at apex, with 2–4 teeth, enclosing the ovary, of which only the filiform, persistent stigma protrudes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene enclosed in the persistent membranous perianth.

[FZ]

Urticaceae, I. Friis. Flora Zambesiaca 9:6. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees, sometimes woody-based herbaceous perennials, monoecious or dioecious, usually ± pubescent, stinging hairs absent.
Morphology General Cystoliths
Cystoliths dot-like.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or opposite, petiolate, lamina triplinerved, equal- or unequal-sided, dentate sometimes lobed; stipules lateral, free or ± connate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, usually spike-like, with the flowers gathered in unisexual glomerules along the inflorescence axis (rarely sessile and globular); bracts small, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with tubular perianths, constricted and 2–4-toothed at the apices, completely enclosing the ovaries. Style filiform, not articulated, with a one-sided filiform stigma. Male flowers (3)4(5)-merous with membranaceous tepals, rudimentary ovaries present or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene completely enclosed in and partly adnate to the persistent perianth.

Native to:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kansas, Kazan-retto, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, Kuril Is., Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Marquesas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, North Carolina, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Carolina, South Dakota, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Virginia, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

California, France, Norfolk Is., Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan

Boehmeria Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. s.n.], Myanmar K001132548

First published in Enum. Syst. Pl.: 9 (1760)

Accepted by

  • Wilmot-Dear, C.M. & Friis, I. (2013). The Old World species of Boehmeria (Urticaceae), tribus Boehmerieae). A taxonomic revision Blumea 58: 85-216.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 284.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Enum. Pl. Carib.: 9, 31 (1760).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • G.F.P. 2: 188 (1967)
  • Engl. in E.& P. Pf. 3(1): 111(1888)
  • G.P. 3: 387 (1880)
  • Enum. Pl. Carib.: 9 & 31 (1760)

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